Having a brain scan doesn’t prove shit.
The brain scans, as covered before, show you have brain damage.
They do not say why and there’s no genetic link proven.
It’s linked with a ton of nurture stuff.
GABA signalling is off
that fucks up the train of thought.
GABA helps your brain to inhibit. It’s impulse control. It’s delay of gratification.
The marshmallow test is like an inverse IQ test, if you fail, because rare among psych tests you can actually fail it – your life outcomes suck.
“Self-control with ADHD is possible.” Don’t blame your genes, your parents don’t have it.
It’s also similar in symptom to less PC disorders like conduct disorders and intermittent explosive disorder (that’s being a criminal and throwing temper tantrums that involve destruction of property or assault to normal people). And you thought affluenza was bad. Parents don’t want to feel guilty about their parenting ‘skills’ and the fact they’re happy to drug up their child than impose some disciplinary techniques, which are proven to assist in the learning of that skill. LEARNING.
It’s considered a neckbeard condition. Why?
Stereotypes are true.
Good oils/fats like olive oil and butter instead of toxic vegetable oil, palm and canola oil produce good nerves.
What is the brain literally made of again?
The team also found a higher prevalence of ADHD among children who consumed high levels of candy and sugary drinks and low levels of fatty fish.
Omega 3 supplements won’t save you now, lardass.
Don’t bring your weak scientism game into this house.
This is MA house.
If you actually checked the shit I talk about, you’d easily find it.
You’re intellectually curious right? You don’t just read wikipedia because you’re too lazy to read a single book? You know wikipedia ranks below fucking Cosmo, right? It isn’t reading.
Vitamin deficiency… Entire diseases can’t be caused by that, right?
That wouldn’t affect brain development at all, would it, ubermales?
I bet you know starvation is actually malnourishment, regardless of calorie count.
If an adult starves themselves, we say they have a disease, sure.
It’s a slow form of suicide.
“memory-dependent learning disabilities” – yeah, you’re high IQ, we believe you
Is this like the new autism where you claim a sparkling snowflake high-functioning version of something literally defined by its developmental deficits? Look up category mistake.
“Freund said that altered dopamine signaling in the brain is common to both ADHD and the overweight or obese state.”
Plot twist: another neckbeard trope.
Recent research has shown that non-drug addictions such as gambling, binge-eating, and sexual activities affect brain function in ways similar to alcohol and drug addiction.  Many addiction studies focus on what is referred to as the pleasure/reward circuitry and their corresponding neurotransmitters – chemicals that are responsible for the communication between neurons. One of the neurotransmitters frequently identified as central to addiction is dopamine. A behavior or drug that produces pleasure induces a rush of dopamine that ultimately “reinforces” that behavior, making it more likely to occur. The amygdala, basal ganglia, and other reward centers play a role in the reinforcement of the activity that produces pleasure.
So they’re likelier by far to self-medicate with… porn addiction.
These individuals also tend to have less connectivity between the striatum and areas of the prefrontal cortex, indicating reduced judgment, decision making, or control over impulsive behaviors.
You devolve. Neuroscientifically. You roll back your brain evolution.
Is porn addiction genetic too?
Does Muh Genetics really excuse being an obnoxious prick all the time?
Then there’s a physiological impact. A 2015 study by researchers at the University of California found a rare positive correlation between porn watching and libido, but the consensus is on the opposite side. Last year, for instance, NHS experts noted an increase in erectile dysfunction in otherwise healthy young men, and thought excessive porn use was the most likely factor at play.
Prick, get it?
While many would argue the strength of porn doesn’t matter, as long as it is purely fantasy and consensual, it’s likely even a mild consumption fundamentally alters the way a person views sex. Studies have confirmed that the dopamine increase resulting from porn potentially means users require a greater and greater sensation from real sex in order to match what they can so easily access.
Porn-watching was linked to infidelity in another study, again American, which found that seeing multiple sexual partners on screen subtly wounds a committed relationship by convincing the watcher that the grass will be greener on the other side, no matter how happy you are with your current situation.
Hypofrontality is linked to pair bond death. It’s like a serial killer showing a conscience.
There’s nothing there.
Some might remember the alarming suggestion, in 2014, that people’s brains shrink the more they watch pornography.
Keep re-testing. Oh wait, they don’t want to be seen as sex-negative.
Volumetric studies are easy, it’s either bigger, the same or … smaller. A lot smaller.
Note: 2D waifus are fine, it’s 3D real-seeming, moving porn that’s the issue.
Going to an ADHD brain study
Remember from above?
“The amygdala, basal ganglia, and other reward centers play a role in the reinforcement of the activity that produces pleasure.”
So what reward gushing behaviours are being reinforced?
Patients with ADHD tend to have smaller amygdala volumes. ADHD patients presented less activation in the area of the left frontal pole than the controls. There was no amygdala activation stated when presenting the pleasant images.
Many things that cause IQ to drop like a rock (e.g. lead poisoning, a chavvy mother, shitty prole diet).
A 2002 study found that children with ADHD had 3-4 percent smaller brain volumes in all the brain regions measured. But children on ADHD medication had similar brain volumes to unaffected children, in some of the areas measured.
Picture that in IQ terms.
One big difference was the amount of “white matter” — long-distance connections between brain regions that normally become stronger as a child grows up. Children with ADHD who had never taken medication had an abnormally small volume of white matter.
Wonder why there are so few female psychopaths?
Immune to correction, no remorse even after punishment.
Psychopathy is marked by impulsivity, an absence of guilt over hurting others, and often superficial charm.
But they’re smarter cos they claim to be online. Why lie, right?
“They found a strong correlation between the integrity of the white matter and performance on a standard IQ test. “Going forward, we are certainly going to think of white matter structure as an important contributor of intelligence,” says Van Wedeen, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who was also not involved in the research. “It also changes how you think about what IQ is measuring,” says Wedeen. The research was published last month in the Journal of Neuroscience.”
The criminals had been convicted of murder, rape, attempted murder or grievous bodily harm in the United Kingdom.
In the group of criminals who were psychopathic, the scientists observed lower volumes of gray matter in brain regions involved in empathy, moral reasoning, and the processing of social emotions such as guilt and embarrassment. They also found abnormalities in white matter fibers leading to the prefrontal cortex, in regions involved in learning from reward and punishment.
Ah, but what about the grey matter, they cry like a pig at a Ren Fayre?
Yeah, fuck you, too.
BTW, that method wasn’t designed for white matter so the finding on it doesn’t count.
“Overall, restricted structural brain abnormalities caused by ADHD were localized to brain systems known to be necessary for attention and executive function.”
And what they do have is like cellular Jenga.
As for the similarities to borderline previously discussed.
It’s become an excuse for the lazy and stupid, like how anxiety only kicks in with certain people when you disagree with them.
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders writes: We know from many studies that ADHD is associated with a slightly lower intelligence quotient (IQ) and with problems in thinking known as executive function deficits.
IQ tests for executive function. Look it up.
For the average, mass of the bell curve, it’s the same.
Like, omg, are you anti-science?
Bill Nye wouldn’t lie to you, he’s such a great… engineer…
An ADD magazine writes
Study: Low IQ Scores Do Not Reflect Low Intelligence in Adults with ADHD
Sure thing, like not having two working legs doesn’t make you any less able to win the race, if they move the finish line under your feet.
Because that’s how scientific constructs work, y’know, you just drop the standards for this one group and it’s all fine.
Reality bends around the entitlement.
Isn’t Nature grand?
ADHD doesn’t seem to be genetic, but the eerily similar low IQ is!
Co-occurrence of ADHD and low IQ has genetic origins
Wouldn’t low IQ also affect parenting ability, diet, proclivity to smoking during pregnancy? Wouldn’t those things kinda be important, considering humans are born early and our brains need to develop for decades?
We show here that the co-occurrence of ADHD and lower IQ has genetic origins: 86% of the association between ADHD symptom scores and IQ, and 100% of the association between ADHD diagnosis and IQ, was accounted for by genetic influences that are shared by ADHD and IQ. Some candidate genes for ADHD could also contribute to variation in IQ or vice versa.
100%, that’ll be easy to talk around.
Talking shit is a symptom.
Is it the new retard label?
Retard meaning slow. Slow to learn. That’s the original definition.
IQ being created by Binet to detect the retarded specifically.
Although the key elements of hypofrontal syndromes—impulsivity, compulsivity, emotional lability, impaired judgment—are well described, much of the process is still unknown.
Assuming you’re born with it doesn’t help.
One emerging aspect of these hypofrontal states is their similarity to findings in addictive patients.
I see someone is using their brain.
Addressing hypofrontality, Fowler et al. noted, “studies of addicts show reduced cellular activity in the orbitofrontal cortex, a brain area…[relied upon]…to make strategic, rather than impulsive, decisions. Patients with traumatic injuries to this area of the brain display problems–aggressiveness, poor judgment of future consequences, inability to inhibit inappropriate responses that are similar to those observed in substance abusers.” (emphasis added).
What does that have to do with diet?
The obesity study demonstrated multiple areas of volume loss, particularly in the frontal lobes, areas associated with judgment and control.
A decade ago Dr. Howard Shaffer at Harvard wrote, “I had great difficulty with my own colleagues when I suggested that a lot of addiction is the result of experience … repetitive, high-emotion, high-frequency experience. But it’s become clear that neuroadaptation—that is, changes in neural circuitry that help perpetuate the behavior—occurs even in the absence of drug-taking.” More recently he wrote, “Although it is possible to debate whether we should include substance or process addictions within the kingdom of addiction, technically there is little choice. Just as the use of exogenous substances precipitate impostor molecules vying for receptor sites within the brain, human activities stimulate naturally occurring neurotransmitters. The activity of these naturally occurring psychoactive substances likely will be determined as important mediators of many process addictions.”
Translation: it isn’t just drugs, behaviours count.
AKA why behaviourism works.
aka talking shit non-stop
You need the drugs right? They make you feel like it isn’t your fault.
Meditation is free.
Of particular benefit to ADHDers is the affect of chanting on frontal lobe activity. The frontal lobe is said to be responsible for executive functioning, a function of the brain that is underdeveloped in ADHDers, rendering us incapable of pulling it all together to be successful. Executive functioning is said to provide the ability to plan, organize, keep track of time, complete tasks on time, control emotions, and much more. (For more information on executive function, click here).
The website The Secrets of Yoga states:
“In studies performed at Arizona University, it was shown through a PET scan how a change occurred in the activity of the brain from the frontal part to the parietal part during the chanting of the mantra Sa Ta Na Ma. This change indicated an improvement in mood and alertness.”
Why should taxpayers fund you when you’re too lazy to do the free shit as an adult that helps?
Drugs don’t grow your frontal lobe, it’s like a mute button on the problem, a band-aid on the broken bone. Freeing you up to make the problem worse and act like it’s society’s fault, almost like you cannot learn a lesson…
Yeah, this Harvard neuroscientist doesn’t know as much as redditfags.
“We also found they had more gray matter in the frontal cortex“
Many sexual compulsives with ADD have had experiences like Brian’s. They struggled in school because they got bored or had a hard time paying attention. Once bored, they would stare out the window, often caught up by sexual fantasies….Most feel the self-loathing of people who are working under capacity, and experience the pain and grief of living a life of lost opportunities and diminished personal potential.
Boo fucking hoo.
It’s an excuse for suburban white middle-class brats to act hard done by.
The rest of us got bored too, we still got shit done.
You know the middle-class wino moms? also a factor
Most importantly, children who have FASD require different types of treatments than those who have standard hyperactivity disorder. “About 74 percent of children with FASD do meet criteria for ADHD,” he said, “but, because of all the neurochemistry changes from the alcohol, it’s a different kind of ADHD.”
How to treat ADHD? Stigmatise it. The simplest and most responsible thing this government should do – but I know it won’t – is to put any child who has ADHD into a special class of ADHD sufferers or even put them into an ADHD *school*. That would shut these parents up good and proper.
You wanna be snowflakes, you get a special school.
Well, if they are annoying you and won’t stop annoying you, then it is their bloody fault.
They shouldn’t be allowed around neurotypical students, for the sake of everyone, including themselves. If it’s a real condition they can’t help.
We used to call many of those symptoms being a spoiled brat or plain rude.
Being obnoxious isn’t chargeable though. Send them to special military academies to learn the discipline research shows is possible? That would help them, it’s for their own good. After all, people with a mental disease, especially minors, must listen to the experts.
It isn’t as if they’re just lazy.
Anyway, the team from Durham — that most middle-class of all universities, just to rub it in — suggested that the word ‘dyslexia’ be consigned to the history books. It is utterly meaningless. It is a pretentious word for ‘thick’.
Your beloved academia.
Full of people like me.
Pathologising children is evil. Pathologising adults never absolves them of responsibility for their actions. Nobody is above the law.
Dr Richard Saul, who has been investigating this area for many years, has come to the conclusion that ADHD is a meaningless term, too. Again, you and I both knew this instinctively, but even more so — even more than with dyslexia — we dare not say it.
Shit Fitness Disorder didn’t pass the committee board.
Dr Saul believes the expensive and horrible drugs — such as Ritalin — with which these devil-monkeys are chemically restrained are more injurious than helpful. Give the kids a proper diet rather than drugs, he argues, try not to feed them an almost continuous supply of brown, deep-fried, fat-soaked, filth. And look after them properly — read them Auden and Eliot and get them working on Fermat’s last theorem. A refusal to pay attention is not a disease, not a medical condition — it’s a character flaw, and one which could be stamped out given the necessary willpower from the parents.
It’s literally why we have schools.
Lumping kids in by age is stupid. If you can pass adult exams at 6, you should be allowed.
If the food needs to be good, the parents have to spend more and maybe cook?
How dare a child be expensive for anyone but the taxpayer.
The sufferers alleged that it was a hate crime to suggest — as most medical practitioners do, in private — that both ‘illnesses’ were rooted squarely in the noggin. Uh-oh, let’s draw a veil, I can see my inbox filling up already and the plod calling round.
Calling a spade a spade… is probably a hate crime actually. But we have genetics so fuck them, and better genetics, so it’s funny since you’d expect them to deny it.
So ironic most ADHD claim to be pro-science libertarians defending free speech.
Wait, wait, if that wasn’t special enough, they also claim hyperfocus.
That’s right, they’re TOO focused because they…. can’t focus….
Being glued to the computer screen for hours on end looking at pornography can be seen in adults with ADHD as a symptom of that disorder, namely hyperfocus (or more properly perseveration) which is a form of rigid attention.
So they have no trouble paying attention to porn but somehow the teacher isn’t kinky enough?
Yes, that sounds like nature. The nature of a wanker.
It gets better
Dr. Russell Barkley has argued that what we call the ADHD “hyperfocus,” should really be called “perseveration” a symptom of the frontal lobe issues in ADHD.
He argues that “hyperfocus” is a term that more appropriately relates to autism spectrum disorders, where the person has a problem connecting different areas of the brain. The two terms seem to be used popularly to describe similar behavior of disappearing into the stimulus or activity.
They stole it from the autistics. It doesn’t really apply.
He found that it is not impulsivity but the detrimental affects on self-esteem suffered by children with ADHD that causes them to seek to self-medicate with drugs or sex to cope with their poor self concept and low self confidence. (This argument rests on the fact that many adults with ADHD began as children with ADHD.)
It isn’t Shawnie’s fault he does the drugs, he just needs to love himself more!
Are you high to believe this? I guess it’d help.
The low self-esteem explanation makes sense in light of the fact cited by Dr. Reid that 11-35% of people with chemical dependency and pathological gambling also have adult ADHD.
Sounds more like an excuse for adult immaturity.
I’d like to gamble too. Most people would. Like they don’t have a choice?
If they don’t have a choice, why aren’t they in asylums? We lock people up who cannot be held responsible for their actions, for public safety. Freedom is predicated on the fact you can choose to do the legal thing. They’re taking drugs anyway, that needs to be under observation anyway.
As children, virtually the only drug available is sexual self-soothing.
You know, self-abuse used to be common in Victorian asylum inmates?
Hating their parents is also a factor. Abandonment, which class complains of that?
Narcissists don’t fear though, they zone out because they’re dissociating a false memory of the event of your reproach. Bullshit, they try to scream through the screen at me!
False Memory in Adults With ADHD: A Comparison Between Subtypes and Normal Controls
I said. Ma house.
The adults with ADHD have more false memories than the controls and that false memory formation varied with the ADHD subtypes.
But the drugs! The drugs! The drugs they take, legal or not!
“Drugs of abuse confuse these pathways, thus leading to compulsive drug-seeking and the lack of inhibitory control that contribute to an addict’s relapse.” and
Nah, makes it worse. Again, retarded, slow to learn. If ever.
“Although a standard U.S. diagnostic manual (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition or DSM-IV) describes multiple addictions, each tied to a specific substance or activity, consensus is emerging that these may represent multiple expressions of a common underlying brain process.”
Some researchers have questioned whether there is solid evidence for the notion that the brain effects of behavioral addictions like porn addiction are identical to those of chemical addictions and future research will clarify the processes involved in various addictions.
But data continue to come in. Another recent study reportedly found that cannabisusers had lower levels of dopamine production and that dopamine levels were lowest for those who started earlier and those who smoked more cannabis. The authors postulate that this could explain the “amotivational syndrome” sometimes claimed to be a result of cannabis use. They also point to the parallel between their results and those relating to altered dopamine systems in cocaine and amphetamine users.
Ritalin helps coke addicts.
“Using fMRI, we found that methylphenidate did indeed have a beneficial impact of the connectivity between several brain centers associated with addiction.”
Yeah, but narcissists can’t get addicted to Ritalin, right?
Ritalin is a stimulant that promotes wakefulness, increased attentiveness and euphoria. Drug users strongly seek these effects, which means they will go to great lengths for this substance. In addition, Ritalin is a prescription drug that is commonly prescribed, which gives users easy access to the drug. In other words, people with narcissism have a high susceptibility for drug abuse, which increases the chance for addiction. Narcissistic individuals have a high-risk for Ritalin addiction for the following reasons:
Narcissists are often isolated from others because people avoid these patients. To cope with loneliness or to impress others, they may abuse drugs like Ritalin to boost their energy.
Narcissists are attention-seekers, so they may engage in risky, reckless and abnormal behaviors for a rush and attention
Narcissists feel superior to others, like their actions and behaviors are limitless. Narcissists typically exude rebellion and troublesome behavior, because they think the rules don’t apply to them.
Narcissistic individuals lack empathy for others, so when their drug use causes harm, it only makes them feel more powerful
I’m sure the Ritalin abuse helpline knows nothing on the subject.
It doesn’t even fix depression. This is claimed in a weasel word way.
Ritalin Blues is a term.
Both children developed suicidal ideation that abated after discontinuing the drug. There were no depressive symptoms reported along with it, and the ideation could not be explained on the basis of impulsivity either.
Sure, take the kill pills. You need ’em, right?
I wasn’t going to post this and went easy before and before that, but considering that smug aura of fake superiority, I had to take 15 minutes to write up the obvious. For people who can read. I can do this to anyone, try me. Some of us are genuinely scientifically literate.